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09-09-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I like making tools too. Since I got a small...

I like making tools too. Since I got a small vertical miller my home made tools look better:) My only suggestion is to see if having the wheel holder arms run vertically, off the base placed directly...
09-08-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 159
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My error, sorry. Andy (who doesn't have great...

My error, sorry. Andy (who doesn't have great keyboard skills)
Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I use BikeCad Pro. Decided years ago that I would...

I use BikeCad Pro. Decided years ago that I would be doing this stuff for a long time more and the cost then was worth it. I still feel this way and am glad I did.

When I started out I did full...
09-08-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 159
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

TM-880 | Araya Rims Supplier for Indonesia...

TM-880 | Araya Rims Supplier for Indonesia (araya-rim.com) (https://araya-rim.com/product/47) This search only took about 90 seconds and a few keyboard strokes.

This is a fairly narrow rim for...
09-08-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Peter- 1- Yes, I as well as perhaps thousands...

Peter- 1- Yes, I as well as perhaps thousands others have moved a ft der vertically and rotationally while setting it up. Many have also felt the need to tweak the cage's shape. Sometimes for the...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-07-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Using punches and needle nose pliers are just a...

Using punches and needle nose pliers are just a couple of the tools to manipulate sockets with. Other methods include grinding (die or Dremel) the inside portion of the socket, 4" and 6" adjustable...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-06-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I don't measure the deflection during the setting...

I don't measure the deflection during the setting (using that polite word) and I do one side at a time. Just by going on visual memory I'd say 50ish mms per side of deflection at the drop outs to get...
09-06-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As long as you are happy riding a fork that is...

As long as you are happy riding a fork that is more flexible and won't be easily kept up with then by all means spend your time trying to find service parts for this fork. Do know that many fork...
09-06-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

anga- I think your claim of rings usually being...

anga- I think your claim of rings usually being on a 5mm center-center dimension is off. Both in my experience and the imaged chart's specs the typical c-c is more like 8mm. Additionally at one time...
09-06-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I beg to differ. The tighter the chain the...

I beg to differ. The tighter the chain the quicker the BB and rear hub (and/or freewheel/freehub) bearings will wear out. The tension set up you suggest will only share chain roller/tooth sharing (of...
09-06-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As one who has heard the sound of an AL rim...

As one who has heard the sound of an AL rim screeching across the road after the spare rolled off, twice, I would never suggest not using some sort of tire bonding when mounting a spare. If both the...
09-05-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

All the fittings that contact the frame or fork...

All the fittings that contact the frame or fork should be removed before any paint removal or reapplication happens, Every screw, cover, bearing cup and the headtube badge. If you are thinking of any...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And Eric's socket manipulations and gap closing...

And Eric's socket manipulations and gap closing is a big reason why I use brass/bronze filler a lot on lugged sockets. I've "adjusted" main frame lugs as much as 6* before and the gaps never really...
09-05-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The pins have an angled contact face. This angle...

The pins have an angled contact face. This angle is not a "standard" amount and as it's this face that gets filed as needed to best fit the pin (depth wise) these angles can drift WRT to each other. ...
09-05-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Stretch the tires well before applying any glue....

Stretch the tires well before applying any glue. Test fit the tires on the rims before too. The general rule about sew ups is that some will not hold air right out of the box and some will be so...
09-05-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

1- Sounds like the stop's screw was indented (by...

1- Sounds like the stop's screw was indented (by a cold chisel I'd guess) to keep the screw from loosening. Or at some time by the chain's scraping against it. Since you'll be repainting I suggest...
09-05-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 574
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

First thing I would check is the pads condition....

First thing I would check is the pads condition. If a pad has a lot of wear and has developed a lip along it's lower edge this can act as a hook and snag on the rim's edge. More an issue when on the...
09-05-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I agree with avoiding the combos that don't...

I agree with avoiding the combos that don't work:) A different chain might be better but till you try we can only speculate.

The points you make about larger cogs making for more crossover angle...
09-05-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Unlikely you'll find a low cost wheel with an IGH...

Unlikely you'll find a low cost wheel with an IGH and coaster brake 700c wheels are not really a volume seller. The scarce availability of parts is driving many companies to reduce their selection of...
09-04-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My go tools are a flat bladed screw driver jammed...

My go tools are a flat bladed screw driver jammed along the side of the cone and a socket or wrench on the lock nut. I have a few model specific pedal bearing tools (including the Shimano one...
09-04-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Generally 1/2" pedal threads are for 1 piece...

Generally 1/2" pedal threads are for 1 piece cranks. These 3 piece cranks will most likely have a 9/16" pedal thread. I do agree that either the LH arm is bent, the LH pedal axle is bent or the...
09-03-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Just roll up the bar end of the hoods, like a...

Just roll up the bar end of the hoods, like a pant leg. After installing and taping unroll the hoods over the tape. Andy
09-03-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So I gather it's only the hoods that you want to...

So I gather it's only the hoods that you want to remove (opposed to the subject of the levers). Two ways to do this.

One is with the levers still on the bars. this is the more hood tearing method...
09-03-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No...Oh it's a joke:) Really the FFS...

No...Oh it's a joke:)

Really the FFS freewheel has a high threshold of "reverse chain tension" before it's individual cogs will, sort of, freewheel on the core. This is Shimano's safety as a...
09-03-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No need to use Stainless Steel for this...

No need to use Stainless Steel for this application. The OEM der bolt wasn't SS and corrosion is sure to s**t not why the der's anchor bolt fitting got stripped out.

Having done a few thread...
09-03-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I would expect every major tire brand has it's...

I would expect every major tire brand has it's equivalent to the Conti 4 Seasons. You might want to find out how wide/tall a tire fits before spending $, and don't assume the tire's labeled size is...
09-03-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Currently the ISO 2mm and 1.8 mm spoke threads...

Currently the ISO 2mm and 1.8 mm spoke threads are pretty much all of what you'll see (excepting certain brand specific stuff like Mavic has used). But back in the 1970s and earlier there were a few...
09-03-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Since the wire guides/clips will see very little...

Since the wire guides/clips will see very little tension on them and should one come off the results is not likely to be a immediate safety situation I sat YES, simple plumbing solder should be fine....
09-03-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many mid level Shimano rear der pulleys have a...

Many mid level Shimano rear der pulleys have a ceramic bushing in the guide pulley (a more descriptive term then jockey pulley) AND also have a small amount of end play to allow better pulley/cog...
09-03-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

You need to separate the chainring rotation, on...

You need to separate the chainring rotation, on the crank axle from that of the crank axle in the frame shell as you look at the system. It's very possible that the BB axle/shell bearings only need...
09-02-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

How many different types of sounds are you...

How many different types of sounds are you chasing? "I've got a creak" "It kind of sounds like a chain rubbing against front derailleur" " I can feel a vibration when it happens through the bike"...
09-02-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Or try a button headed bolt inserted from the...

Or try a button headed bolt inserted from the back side so the threaded portion sticks out. Use a nut, and the clamping washer as usual. Andy
09-02-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sorry but my poor keyboard skills can't pull up...

Sorry but my poor keyboard skills can't pull up any images so... By "barely squeezes" do you mean that the caliper doesn't move much when the lever is pulled? Or the caliper moves in unison w/ the...
09-01-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There a lot of these hoodless Campy levers on...

There a lot of these hoodless Campy levers on many of our shelves. I have at least 2 pairs... Andy
09-01-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As is usual with wheel questions there's a big...

As is usual with wheel questions there's a big "shade of grey" range, thus few black and white answers. Andy
09-01-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 643
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Most likely the BB shell is open to the seat...

Most likely the BB shell is open to the seat tube, vented with a hole or the lug socket. So either the vent has to be plugged to keep the lye from just draining out or the frame will need to be...
08-31-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have run Shiftmates on a number of my bikes and...

I have run Shiftmates on a number of my bikes and when speced properly they work fine. Andy
08-30-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll add to the pile- For basic bicycle...

I'll add to the pile-

For basic bicycle design, mechanical function and human interaction I suggest Bicycling Science (The MIT Press): Wilson, David Gordon, Schmidt, Theodor, Papadopoulos, Jeremy...
08-30-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Any wobbling of the cogs will look worse on the...

Any wobbling of the cogs will look worse on the larger cogs.

Shimano cogs (and those that mimic Shimano) these days have a series of a few teeth in a row that are differently shaped for shifting...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-29-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 981
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The first thing I would do is try to determine if...

The first thing I would do is try to determine if this is a crack in the tube or just the finish. One way could be to drip some fluid (WD-40?) inside the tube and then position the frame so the...
08-29-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sure there's every reason to check out whether...

Sure there's every reason to check out whether there's clearance for wider (and thus taller) tires, especially if you are not buying from a LBS. Because the return of "found to be too big to fit"...
08-28-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We can only guess at the design of your dust...

We can only guess at the design of your dust caps... but the common cup and cone hub uses a couple of different versions. Both are sheet metal that has been formed. Ratchet sockets and a piece of 2x4...
08-28-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And these cartridge press fitted bearing BBs is...

And these cartridge press fitted bearing BBs is what I thought the OP was referencing. IIRC the shells of these early MtBs were close to the same OD as threaded shells are. So a 42OD bearing won't...
08-28-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This topic has been posted about many times, a...

This topic has been posted about many times, a low cost truing stand. As i've said before I consider a solid and consistent wheel/stand unit to be very high up my list. Pretty much all the low cost...
08-27-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Bigger is not always better... As an amateur...

Bigger is not always better...

As an amateur sometimes historian on bike stuff I frequently think about the hundred+ years of the "safety" bike's existence and that thousands on thousands of...
08-27-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I forget the Fisher BB shell ID or how that...

I forget the Fisher BB shell ID or how that compares to the BB30 shell ID. One aspect I believe I see is that this adaptor depends of the bearing preload to hold the adaptors in the shell, unless the...
08-27-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The clearance between the steerer ID and the stem...

The clearance between the steerer ID and the stem quill's OD is not written in stone. Millions of cheap American bikes with a stamped and wrapped stem (think Wald) have a fit into the steerer that...
08-26-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I, too, would have little worry about the hubs...

I, too, would have little worry about the hubs given your design. Of course avoiding the uber lightweight stuff helps filter the stupid light choices that have traded weight for strength. But these...
08-26-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Most likely larger rings can be mounted on the...

Most likely larger rings can be mounted on the crank. Possibly the ft der will work with them, possibly not so well. Some CX ft ders are designed around the 46T ring curve and height off the shell....
08-26-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The "rubber" used in bike tires does not last...

The "rubber" used in bike tires does not last forever and even just existing it is aging and turning brittle (we call this "dry rot"). We don't know how old these tires are and I'm including the time...
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